Monthly Archives August 2012

555 Timer IC, the Stuff of Silicon Legends

In 1970s, Swiss electronics engineer Hans Camenzind was working in Silicon Valley as a design engineer for Signetics (later acquired by Philips). It was there that Hans designed the 555 timer IC, his most famous invention and a device that would become key to the success of Signetics and the Read More

Posted by Pieter van Nuenen  /   August 22, 2012  /   Posted in News, Social  /   9 Comments

NXP Semiconductors to Host Analyst Day on September 13

We will host an Analyst Day for institutional investors and securities analysts on September 13, 2012, at the Sheraton Towers Hotel, New York, N.Y, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).  NXP’s Analyst Day will include a series of presentations by the company’s executive management team.  It is anticipated that Read More

Posted by Pieter van Nuenen  /   August 08, 2012  /   Posted in News  /   No Comments

Breathe new life into medical product interfaces

Society and the healthcare industry wants innovations to offer significantly better diagnostics, better treatment and better preventive care. This is driving massive changes in the way we access and use medical systems – from major medical equipment to mobile diagnostic, monitoring and therapy systems. And it is especially true in Read More

Posted by Pieter van Nuenen  /   August 07, 2012  /   Posted in Enabling Technologies, Innovation  /   No Comments

Fantastic coverage following our auto ambient lighting announcement

Last month, NXP announced the introduction of in-vehicle ambient lighting with unique node position detection technology, allowing LED modules to be individually programmed after installation and making the lives of LED module makers a lot simpler! The announcement was a hit and received some fantastic coverage. Take a look at Read More

Posted by Birgit Ahlborn  /   August 06, 2012  /   Posted in Automotive, Social  /   No Comments